What is the tallest clump of Miscanthus sinensis?

nokiJune 21, 2008

What is the tallest Miscanthus you can get, other than the hybrid 'Gigantus'?

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grass_guy

There are a number of Miscanthus sinensis that get into the 9' range. Cabaret, Cosmopolitan, Autumn Light, Bronceturm, are all really tall. I've seen some Strictus get surprisingly tall as well.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2008 at 6:56PM
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randytootall

in zone 5/6 our miscanthus max out at about 6/7 feet.gigantus goes to about 12 to 14

    Bookmark   June 22, 2008 at 8:00AM
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grasses2(z5 MI)

I have Miscanthus xgiganteus (Giant Miscanthus) that easily reaches 12-14 feet. The first couple of seasons it toped out at around 9 feet. It's so thick that deer don't go through it. Everyone who sees it wants to know what kind of grass it is. ItÂs impressive!

    Bookmark   June 24, 2008 at 7:02PM
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noki

I have the hybrid 'Gigantus', I don't think it got to 10' last year. Now my Arundo donax got 12-13' last year. The Reed Grass has overtaken the 'Gigantus' this year maybe 10' to 8' so far. 3rd summer for both.

I also have 'Strictus'. It's 6' now. Such a nice strong plant. They need to have an all dark green version of 'Strictus', would make a great screen.

I also have 'Grosse Fontaine', maybe the blades get as tall as 'Strictus', but it droops much more. Its getting wide in it's 4th summer. I want a miscanthus even taller and stronger, with redder inflourences and better fall color.

Yes, I just get bored and want to change things.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2008 at 11:02PM
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